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Saab 9-3 Sales Figures

Saab 9-3

Here you will find monthly and yearly Canadian, European and U.S. sales figures for the Saab 9-3. The Saab 9-3 is a compact executive car that was produced by the Swedish automaker Saab between 1998 and 2012. It succeeded the Saab 900 and, over the years, was available in various body styles, including sedan, convertible, and station wagon (often referred to as the SportWagon or SportCombi).

Saab 9-3 Overview

The Saab 9-3 maintained several of Saab’s iconic design elements like the curved windshield, cockpit-inspired dashboard, and the key slot located between the front seats. Over its production period, the 9-3 saw multiple revisions, with significant changes coming in 2003 when the second generation was introduced. The model got a more streamlined design, and the hatchback variant was replaced by a sedan.

Saab, having a heritage in aeronautics, infused the 9-3 with a combination of performance and safety. The car came with a range of engine options over the years, including turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Turbocharging was something of a hallmark for Saab. The car was generally front-wheel drive, but some versions, especially in the later years, offered an all-wheel-drive system called “XWD.”

The 9-3’s interior design was inspired by Saab’s aviation roots, with controls arranged in a cockpit style. The Night Panel feature, another nod to aviation, allowed the driver to turn off non-essential lighting on the dashboard to reduce distraction during night-time driving. The Saab 9-3 Convertible was especially popular for its combination of style and functionality. It offered a unique proposition in the market with its four-season usability, thanks to a well-insulated soft top and solid build.

Saab 9-3 Sales Figures

Saab faced financial difficulties in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Despite attempts to revive the brand and its models, Saab went bankrupt in 2011, leading to the cessation of the 9-3’s production in 2012.

Saab 9-3 US Sales Data & Charts

US Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2002 20,499
2003 34,075
2004 27,322
2005 24,107
2006 24,133
2007 22,979
2008 15,167
2009 5,428
2010 4,481
2011 3,820

US Annual Growth

Saab 9-3 Europe Sales Data & Charts

Europe Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
1998 31,207
1999 44,165
2000 44,289
2001 40,130
2002 37,462
2003 44,177
2004 52,378
2005 58,618
2006 63,160
2007 64,335
2008 52,135
2009 20,693
2010 14,857
2011 10,144
2012 1,108
2013 78

Europe Annual Growth